posted on 16 March 2014

The Wakefield Trust has received £25,000 worth of funding from Wakefield District Health & Community Sport Ltd (WDHCS).

Richard Buttery, CEO at WDHCS and Wildcats Director of Education, Mark Winder mark the partnership.The funding will see the Trust team promote healthy lifestyles in primary schools throughout Wakefield via a variety of methods including assemblies, after school clubs and holiday activities.

It’s is all designed at making an early intervention into the habits of families to make sure they are living healthily, with Wakefield having the highest obesity rate in West Yorkshire.

Wakefield and District Health and Community Support, formerly Wakefield and District Hospitals Contributory Scheme Ltd. is a Wakefield based charity which provides provision for services related to the maintenance of good health and wellbeing of the community. Their mission is to provide and contribute towards the healthcare and wellbeing of the community by charitable means.

Some of the ways the organisation assists in this way is by providing education, grants, facilities, knowledge and experience relating to health and wellbeing outcomes. WDHCS also operates both a Complementary Therapy Centre and a 37 place children’s nursery.

CEO Richard Buttery, commented: “WDHCS are excited and honoured to be working in partnership with Wakefield Community Trust to help the local people of Wakefield in health and wellbeing outcomes.”

Wildcats Director of Education, Mark Winder, added: “It is fantastic that our two organisations are working together. We both have shared aims and objectives. The support from WDHCS is invaluable and we are committed to using it to improve outcomes for young people and families in Wakefield.”


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